Memory Cushion

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Memory Cushion
It can sometimes be hard to know what to do with a loved ones pieces of clothing they may be sitting in a cupboard out of sight, we think that a memorial cushion is a beautiful way to display them.

We can  create a memorial cushion from clothing, a jumper, cardigan or perhaps a t-shirt with a logo on the front, which your loved one used to wear, it will make the perfect keepsake cushion to treasure and hug close whilst you remember them.

Each cushion measures around 18 inches square and includes a very good quality cushion insert.  You can choose your own message to be added as a patch on the front of the cushion and the writing colour will compliment the fabric sent. 

How Does It Work?

Step 1 - Enter your Personalisation in the boxes above.

Step 2 - Click Add to Cart and go through to payment.

Step 3 - You will immediately receive a confirmation email with our mailing address included. Simply package the clothing and send it to our address.

Step 4 - Once your clothing items are received, your memory keepsake cushion will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you. 

Required Clothing:

  • A jumper, cardigan or fleece (or similar).

Materials used:

  • Clothing items you send to us
  • Polyester cotton thread
  • Complimentary polyester fibre cushion insert
  • Patch in a co-ordinating colour to compliment your fabric or the patch may be made from a piece of that you send

Once we have received your clothing items, your finished cushion will be hand made and sent to you in around 4 to 6 weeks (this occasionally may be longer due to current demand).

Each cushion has an envelope opening in the back or a zipper opening at the bottom so that you can easily remove the cushion insert for laundering.

Enter your message when ordering, you can choose from our most popular passages (see below), or you can have a custom message written by yourself. If you do not require a message then just write 'no message' in the message box.

Popular passages we have used recently are: 

This is something
I used to wear
When you hold it
Know that I am here
Love [Name]

Someone who wore

this is in Heaven
So we have a

little piece of

heaven in our home


When you need a hug
Hold me tight
I am here
Love (name)

I have an angel
Watching over me
And I call him/her


How many items of clothing do I need to send?

This may differ depending on the product you are ordering whether it is an adult bear or a child's clothing keepsake, all the specific details you will need will be contained within the description of the item you are ordering however generally, for memory bears, we recommend using between 6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) 8-10 grows/vests for newborn size.  We can create an adult bear from one item of clothing or if you would like a more varied pattern then you can send between 2 to 6 items. Please feel free to make notes with the clothes when you send them about which ones are most important to you.

Can I send you more items if I want to?

You can send more if you wish, this could be for either a more varied pattern combination, if you specifically want all the items to be included in your memory keepsake or want a certain item of your clothing to be incorporated. You must specify your requirements or which items you want us to use first within your package when your clothing is sent to us. Any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order.

What do you do if I send you too many items or not enough?

If you want to send more items that we recommend (6-8 items) please include a note when you send them to let us know which ones you want to be used first. If we are able to incorporate all of your items we will, but any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order. If you haven’t sent us enough fabric to create your keepsake, we will contact you and and ask you to send us a few more items.

What types of clothing can I send?
We can work with most types of fabric, all except for really thick items such as leather.  All of our bears are lined with interfacing which stabilizes more stretchy fabrics and enables us to create a high quality finish on all of our bears and cushions.

What condition do the clothes need to be in?

The clothing items you send us should be in a good condition that is suitable for cutting out and re-stitching together. If an item is in a bad condition, too worn or unclean and we think may affect the quality of our final product, we will get in contact to discuss further. If you are in any doubt about the condition of an item you want to send us or have any other questions about them please email us at to check.

How do I send you the clothing?

Please take care when sending your clothing items please pack them securely ideally in a box or plastic, brown paper does tend to tear in the postal system therefore we don't recommend this type of packaging and please always send by recorded delivery to minimise the chance of loss or any damage. We will also let you know when we have received them, this will be to your email provided when you ordered via our website. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us to check we've received them.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Once your clothing items are received, your keepsake will be created with the greatest care, our current turnaround time is around 12-14 weeks (this may be a little sooner dependant on current demand) your keepsake is returned home by recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item by a certain date, please pop a note in with your clothing items and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Can my child play with the keepsake?

Your keepsake animal is for you and your child to admire and to treasure, however it is made from used clothing items, it cannot be CE tested and therefore it should not be treated as a toy. Some of our bears have moving joints and these are attached with a button and thread and therefore it needs to be treated very carefully. Your child may hold the keepsake to give it a gentle hug, but we advise that they be always supervised whilst doing so.

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Lynn SVG verified by SHOP
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The cushion is so beautiful I will treasure it forever

Karen C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cherished memories

Thoughtful team, kept updated constantly throughout. Love the finished cushion - it is a gift for a family member who will cherish this as a memory of our mum

Patricia S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful keepsake

Very quick and efficient with great care taken.

George B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great company and excellent product

I bought the keepsake cushion from Lily Grace Keepsakes. They were clear in their communications and expected timescales throughout, kept me informed of the progress of my order and when it arrived I couldn't have been happier. I would definitely recommend to anyone!!!

Rose H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic keepsake

Thank you so much for my amazing cushion Fantastically made and such a great friendly service Thank you so much xx

Sue T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Thankyou so much for my beautiful cushions, excellent communication and kept me up to date with the whole process. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again!

paula h.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushion

Absolutely delighted with my cushion .Suberb customer service from beginning to end . Will definitely be using service again .Strongly recommend .

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Mary M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushion

The communication from start to finish was superb. I purchased this item for a relative who recently lost a loved one. It is absolutely beautiful and I’m sure it will bring him a lot of comfort. Would highly recommend.

Debbie A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Such a Beautiful Cushion

Simply wonderful thank you so much. From paying for my order, through to posting my item I was kept informed every step of the way. My cushion is just perfect xx

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Jill R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Fantastic from start to finish. The communication was excellent. Absolutely delighted with the cushions and bear.

Madeleine C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Special cushion

Lily Grace have made a really beautiful cushion from my Dads waistcoat. Keeping you updated on their progress and finished before the original date given. Thank you for my special cushion.

Mrs L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushions

A great experience from start to finish, good communication and will definitely be ordering items in the future.

Jane J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

5 star service yet again ⭐️

Such a caring lovely company, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Rachel N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My Nans Jumper pillow

I am in absolute love with my nans pillow which has been turned into a pillow, they have done an amazing job I am over the moon with it. Customer service was excellent very fast and they put there heart and soul into making such a great memory which I will cherish. I would highly recommend. Thankyou soo much for everything. Rachel

Delith W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Absolutely fabulous

Sarah G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic product, brilliant service, thanks so much

Initially I was nervous at the thought of sending away Mums clothing as they have precious memories. However, Helen was amazing at communicating with me, answering any questions and set me at ease. I was kept up to date at each stage and I absolutely love the finished items. I shared these 3 cushions with my family members and we all love having a part of mum near us that we can hug whenever we want. Helen is a very talented lady who has made us very happy. I can’t thank her enough xx

Lynne D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful cushion

Superb. The service was sensitive to our needs and we were kept informed of where the process was up to throughout. The end product is beautiful. We are so, so pleased with the cushion - it’s beautifully made. Thank you.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Sharon B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful cushion

Very helpful about which item to choose. Beautifully made. Kept updated on delivery.

Fiona S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cuddle from dad

Kept me informed. Showed picture of it before posting. Mum got this on her birthday and its had lots of cuddles.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Michael M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cushion to treasure

From ordering my memory cushion to the delivery I have to say the service was first class, I was kept informed of every step from them receiving the clothing item to cutting out and completion and delivery, the cushion I received exceeded my expectations , so professionally made, the quality is first class.. I would highly recommend Lily Grace keepsakes you won’t be disappointed, a huge thank you Helen it will be treasured forever

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review